Pudsey to hit the treadmill after Britain’s Got Talent Win

Thursday 17th May, 2012 by Claire Lodge.


After all the euphoria of his magical win on Britain’s Got Talent, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Pudsey, (the collie, Chinese crested and Bichon fries cross) would be laid relaxing in his basket at home recovering from the incredible journey he has been on in the last few months.

This couldn’t be further from the truth however, as the dancing pooch’s owner Ashleigh Butler has bought her canine friend a ‘dog treadmill’ in a bid to keep him in tip top shape.

The seventeen-year old is believed to have spent £500 of her Britain’s Got Talent prize money on the running machine after she said the six-year-old dog gained weight during his time on the show.

Ashleigh & Pudsey wow the Britain's Got Talent judges with their performance in this years final.

As well as the plush new gym equipment however, Ashleigh is also said to have stopped giving the dog his favourite ham and cheese treats – which she used during the routines on the show – as she says that these aren’t helping his weight gain. It didn’t help that after his triumphant win, Pudsey was also treated to steak and other fatty meats!

Speaking on daytime TV, Ashleigh said that she wanted to buy her mother a caravan with some of her winnings as well as purchase a new ‘sparkly’ lead for Pudsey. Yet when she realised that Pudsey was enjoying life a little too much as a celebrity, she decided a treadmill would be the best way to keep him in shape for his appearance on the Royal Variety Show which takes place later in the year.

Ashleigh and Pudsey are also expected to travel to Hollywood in a bid to source movie opportunities.